Originally Posted by Y2JUBAE
What an idiot Waaaaahman is.
Crybaby Chris's best 2 wins.
Maia - one of the fighters Anderson destroyed without taking one punch. One of Anderson's weak opponents.
Munoz - Claim to fame is beating Leben, yet another fighter who Anderson beat without taking one punch. And oh, Maia.
I'm begging Chris to put his career on the line and stop trying to Chael Sonnen his way to a title fight that he has not earned, because other than his career being on the line, he has nothing to offer Anderson's resume. Anderson has stopped enough hype trains in his career, one more would do nothing for him. He's got a couple wins over a couple mid-level fighters that wouldn't touch Anderson.
Anderson has taken shits that could beat Chrissy Weidman.
Maia definitely landed punches against Anderson, Anderson even said after the fight that Maia surprised him with some of the shots he landed. Plus, Weidman fought him on 2 weeks notice, which doesn't really even give you 2 weeks to fully prepare. Anderson did own him overall, though, but still...and he was definitely not one of Anderson's weak opponents. He did better than Nate, Hendo, and survived unlike Chael.
It's not the fact that he beat Munoz, it's the fact that he completely dominated a pretty good wrestler in the wrestling department, and then KO'd him with a beautiful elbow...and everybody knows what Silva's main weakness is...and Weidman doesn't seem like a guy who will be as easy as Sonnen to catch in a hail mary triangle...his jits/grappling is very solid.
In a perfect world there would be a more clear cut contender but the MW division is a bit thin and all of the other guys who were close have recently lost. I would still say Lombard isn't far off from a title shot, though, with an impressive win or 2. I truly believe he wasn't himself in the Boetsch fight, plus, I believe he won. Even if you don't, it was nowhere close to a decisive loss.
The only other option is either A: Let Anderson sit out forever again until a contender clears up or B: Let him fight GSP. The former I don't want to see and the latter is doubtful imo, just as a fight with Jones probably is ATM. Even though Anderson has recently said he wanted superfights, I think he's moreso talking about the GSP fight, plus, he probably doesn't want to risk fighting Jones on the first fight of what may be a pretty long contract. Even though I actually think he stands a pretty good chance against Jones, there's no question that it's the toughest fight out there for him...outside of possibly Weidman.